Well, tis the season for Holiday Parties.
|This is my last party contribution. Sorry, that's a lie. Sigh. Isn't it beautiful?|
When my hub Patrick is there to cook, or when we can teamwork it, I do much better. He's got cooking skillz and he usually keeps me from burning things.
But, I know I'm not the only one who dreads making food for parties.
Here are some of my sister Julie’s hilarious stories about party food fiascos. For you that love making delicious deserts and delectable dishes, hats off to you! Please come to my next party and bring your fabulous food with you! :) But to my non-foodies out there, maybe my sister's experiences will bring you tidings of comfort and joy this holiday party season! They made me feel better! :)
When my husband and I were first married, we moved into a new ward (local church group) in a pretty fancy area.
At our first potluck party, I wanted to impress--ya know, really make friends and influence people. I decided to make banana pudding. First, I made the pudding and put the whip cream on top, then nicely arranged bananas on it to make it look all Martha Stewart. I got to the party and set the pudding down on the table full of beautiful food. Then, like one minute later, the bananas looked brown and shrively. And nasty. Well, I think by the end of the night, one person tried the pudding. Oh wait, that was probably me. I was so embarrassed. I took my pudding home and bawled.
|Julie and her cute fam!|
My stew was burned and turned into this thick gravy stuff, instead of soup.
I burned the potato casserole, then I tried to take out the burned parts--it didn't work.
I bought rolls from the grocery store last minute and the only ones they had were super hard and crusty. Those were not the hit of the party.
At potlucks, the pressure’s on to prove your domestic skills. It’s almost a competition. I'm kind of jealous of the moms who are well-known for their specialty. Like, "Oh, I hope ____ is bringing her incredible Apple Pie!" Those ladies are amazing!
But, I guess at the end of the day, we all have our talents. Mine isn’t baking. I felt better when I heard the bishops's wife (like the pastor's wife) say she couldn't cook! Well, at least that means that I'm not the only one! :)
Hahahha, thanks Julie! It really doesn't matter if she can't cook...She is kind and fun, and a great mom and one of the most talented artists I've ever known! So, in this holiday season of fanciness of all kinds, just remember that whatever your talents, they are worthwhile! If you're not Betty Crocker, NBD. There's nothing like some store-bought cookies to bring a little holiday cheer! :)
So, how about you? Does it stress you out to make food for other people? Have you had any party food fiascos? If so, please tell! :) (We're laughing WITH you, not AT you.)
And ladies, lets help each other out; how about we make a pact that we'll take a big scoop of any food that is barely touched at the next holiday party, huh? :) And if you loved Julie's stories and you can relate, please Like or Share this so others can get a laugh too! :)